When the world shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic a year ago, perhaps no industry was affected quite like the travel industry. Hotels, airlines, and cruise companies around the world stopped operating. And though courts initially closed as well, the shutdown did not give personal injury victims any additional time to file.
In particular, the statute of limitation for filing cruise ship sexual assault and injury claims has continued to tick. Because cruising mostly stopped in March and April 2020, the statute of limitation has nearly run out for most 2020 cruise injury claims.
For most kinds of cruise ship injuries, the statute of limitation is 1 year after the date of the incident. This is a very serious date as courts will usually bar any cases filed after the statute of limitation has expired. The fact that the courts have been working at a reduced pace due to the pandemic is no excuse for not having filed your case on time.
If you suffered an injury aboard a cruise ship in 2020, it is imperative that you contact an experienced cruise injury attorney immediately. The attorneys at Hickey Law Firm, P.A will evaluate your case and inform you of your legal options. Contact us now for a no-cost case evaluation.
If you or a loved one has suffered a cruise-related injury, including cruise ship sexual assault, contact us today. We will lead you on the journey to justice. We will show you the way. We will explain the process, what we have done, and what we will do. Take our hand and walk with us. We have a team ready for you now.
Attorney John H. (Jack) Hickey and his team handle a wide range of cases, including but not limited to cruise ship accidents, admiralty and maritime accident cases, medical malpractice, wrongful death, premises liability, railroad accidents and car accidents. We represent victims from all over the nation, the world and the state of Florida.